With Halloween fast approaching, many of you will no doubt be planning spooky parties and visits to haunted houses.
But did you know many of Britain’s roads also have a haunted history? In fact, some believe that a drive down some of these highways is enough to reveal ghostly figures and supernatural sightings that could have you quaking in your boots.
Top 10 most haunted highways
To celebrate spooky season, LeaseCar.uk did a little research to work out where the most reported paranormal events had taken place. They then compiled a list of the scariest roads in the country – and some of them could be near you.
Top spot went to Blue Bell Hill in Kent, followed by Sheffield’s Stockbridge Bypass. The top five was rounded out by the M6 motorway, the B519 by The Spaniard’s Inn in Hampstead and (inevitably) the A666 ‘Devil’s Highway’ in Bolton.
The faint-hearted among you may also wish to avoid the Old Tay Bridge in Dundee, Lancashire’s Platt Lane, Wiltshire’s A636, the B1249 between Driffield and Staxton Hill and the A3 near Burpham, all of which made the most haunted list.
With everything from ghostly brides and werewolves to legions of Roman soldiers between them, these roads could be perfect for thrillseekers seeking a scare this Halloween.
Tim Alcock from LeaseCar.uk commented: “Who knew there were so many roads that boast their fair share of ghouls? Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the stories alone are enough to send a chill down your spine.”
Heather Stark, brand manager at The Fuelcard People, comments: “It’s well worth taking a look at some of the tales behind these roads if you like a good campfire scare. I think we’ve all imagined something otherworldly during night-time drives down deserted roads, after all.”